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Otsego Herald

June 20, 2013

American prisoners killed


COMMENT: During the British siege of Fort Meigs in Ohio, Colonel William Dudley (1766-1813) led 800 Kentucky militia in a sortie to disable British artillery firing on the fort. Though successful in this, they were surrounded by Indians and forced to surrender to the British, and taken to the ruins of Fort Miami. There Indians killed about 30 of them. In all, 650 of the 800 were killed, wounded or captured. The event became known as Dudley’s Massacre. Colonel Matthew Elliot (1739-1814) was an officer in the British Indian Department, who also served as a member in the Upper Canada Legislative Assembly from 1801-1812.

US Frigate Chesapeake Captured?

We learn nothing certain relative to the fate of the Chesapeake. The opinion has become pretty general that she is captured. — Albany Argus

Masonic News

The anniversary of St. John the Baptist, will be celebrated by the Rising Sun Lodge, at Springfield, on Thursday, the 24th inst. The procession will be formed at the Hall at 10 o’clock, A.M. and proceed from thence to the East Meeting House, in said town, where and Oration will be delivered by a brother. The brethren of the adjacent Lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Per order. A. GREEN, Sec’y. Springfield, June 10.

COMMENT: The Rising Sun Lodge in Springfield had been formed on March 5, 1806, but it suspended work in about 1825. The Secretary was Anson Green (1774-1849), who came from Connecticut, and served for a number of years as Springfield Town Clerk.

British Commander Sacked

Governor Prevost is said to have ordered General Sheaffe to England, and to have taken command in person of the forces in Upper Canada.

COMMENT: Boston-born General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe (1763-1851), then commander of British forces in Upper Canada (Ontario), was dismissed and returned to England after the American raid on York (now Toronto) in Upper Canada in 1813, where he was accused of cowardice. He continued, however, to have a successful military career.

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  • General Swift killed Ontario Repository, July 19, We have received ... orders ... announcing that on Tuesday evening, July 12, Brigadier General John Swift, of Palmyra, in this county, was killed in a most perfidious manner, by one of the enemy. The General had volunteered to reconnoiter the enemy's positions and works at Fort George, and took with him 120 men.

    July 24, 2014

  • American victories at Chippewa From an authentic source, we are happy to be able to state, that our army under the command of maj. gen. Brown, crossed from Buffalo to the Canada shore on the 3d of July inst. and that Fort Erie surrendered to our arms at 6 o'clock in the morning.

    July 17, 2014

  • Civil War breaks out in Haiti The Baltimore American (extra) of the 22d, contains translations from the Royal Gazette of Hayti of the 23d of March; being official details of the capture of Fort Sabourin, by the troops of Christophe, from those of Petion, in a report of the Prince of Limbe, minister of war and marine, having under him the Duke of l’Arbonila and Duke of Grand Reviere, and 8 battalions of troops.

    July 10, 2014

  • Sacket's Harbor saved Dispatch from Brigadier-General Brown, to the Secretary of War ... June 1, 1813. SIR--You will have received my dispatch of the 29th [May] written from the field of battle ... that this post had been attacked by Sir George Prevost, and that we had succeeded in repulsing him ...

    July 3, 2014

  • Attack on Wareham undertaken Wareham [near New Bedford], June 14.... Yesterday morning we were informed of the approach of the enemy, and at about eleven o'clock A.M. they landed at the village called the Narrows, with a flag. There were six barges containing two hundred and twenty men.

    June 26, 2014

  • Victory won at Sandy Creek "I have the honor to transmit herewith Major Appling's report of the gallant affair which took place yesterday morning between a detachment of the 1st Rifle Regiment and Oneida Indians under his command, and a detachment from the British fleet, consisting of sailors and marines commanded by Captain Popham of the Royal Navy.

    June 19, 2014

  • Downfall of Napoleon Boston, June 4, 1814: We are able to give in our paper to-day the history of another surprising revolution in France.

    June 12, 2014

  • New ferryboat speeds travel Progress of the arts -- For several days past, the new ferry boat, invented by Moses Rodgers, Esq. of this city, propelled by the draught of six horses, has been plying between this city and Brooklyn, a distance of three quarters of a mile.

    June 5, 2014

  • Jackson victorious in Creek War Despatch from Gen. Jackson to Tennessee Governor [Willie] Blount, [from] Camp at the junction of the Coosee and Talapoosie, April 18th, 1814.

    May 29, 2014

  • Passing out bibles The annual meeting of the Otsego County Bible Society, will be held at the Meeting-House in Cooperstown, on Thursday the 9th day of June next. A sermon will be delivered by the first Vice-President at half past ten o'clock A.M.

    May 22, 2014